I'm Jen.

When I'm not behind the camera you can find me in the mountains.

I'm an avid mountain biker and hiker, mediocre trail runner and newly obsessed fly fisher. I've climbed 15 of Colorado's 14,000 foot mountains, raced pack burros, and I like skiing UP mountains more than I like skiing down them.

I share my crazy little life with my husband, our six year old son, two crazy rescue dogs, three chickens, and a ball python named Chocolate Milk.

I like my coffee dark, my beer hoppy, and my trails long, winding, and rugged.


Oh hey. 

I'm a Colorado-based adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer.


I didn't set out to become a wedding photographer.

How did I get here?!

My God!

You know those people who LOVE weddings and couldn't wait to plan their own? I wasn't one of them. When my husband and I were planning our wedding I was SO stoked to be marrying my best friend but way more interested in planning a life than a wedding. 

I picked up my first camera to document our adventures and take pictures of our dogs. Photographing weddings wasn't on my radar until I got talked into doing it by a friend ... and my whole perspective shifted.

I realized that not everyone WANTS the big fancy wedding ... and that maybe the wedding industry needs more people who get that. Maybe it needs more people who wholeheartedly believe in love but don't think that a big stuffy wedding is the way to show it.

If you had told me ten years ago that I'd be spending my career chasing couples around beautiful places with a camera, I never would have believed you. But getting to help my couples have days that feel authentic to who they are ... and giving them badass photos that they will cherish for decades to come? It has been one of the biggest privileges of my life and I can't imagine doing anything else.


I believe ... 

5000 star hotels are better than 5 star hotels


I believe ... 

getting outside is always the answer.


I believe ... 

dog people are the best kind of people.

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I love nothing more than meeting new people! If you dig what I do and think I might be a good fit for you, let's chat!

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